Corey Dillon is NOT on social media.
For the past two weeks, a Twitter account going by the name “@Corey28Dillon” made its rounds under the assumption that former Cincinnati Bengals and New England Patriots running back joined the social media site.
The account shared “personal” tweets such as these below leading many to believe it was legitimate.
The account began duping the NFL community, including old teammates.
Thank you – I appreciate that a whole lot – and hi.
— Amy Trask (@AmyTrask) November 28, 2018
What up CD! https://t.co/5EpilIca1M
— Tedy Bruschi (@TedyBruschi) November 30, 2018
We see you Clock killin https://t.co/cb9VgdNVIv
— trey wingo (@wingoz) November 30, 2018
At some point during this time, Twitter, for unknown reasons, verified the account leading to more assurance that it was real and more players and media began following it.
You gotta drop by the studio one day.
— Martellus Bennett (@MartysaurusRex) December 3, 2018
That’s incredibly high praise coming from somebody like you Corey. Wow, thank YOU. I absolutely loved watching you play – one of the absolute best!
— StaceyDales (@StaceyDales) December 3, 2018
Living a dream homie how goes it
— Charles Woodson (@CharlesWoodson) December 3, 2018
The NFL’s official throwback video account even tagged the Dillon page.
— NFL Throwback (@nflthrowback) December 4, 2018
As the account gained followers and momentum, Dillon’s old Bengals teammate Willie Anderson took notice of the identity stealing impostor and had a video message setup by Dillon himself clarifying it wasn’t who it said it was.
— Willie Anderson (@BigWillie7179) November 29, 2018
Had to get the Real Corey Dillon to tell the people that @Corey28Dillon is not him. Probably same dude that had the fake Rudi Johnson account last year. #Bengals #Patriots #BestBengalsplayerEver #Whodey pic.twitter.com/FSmpHjX27T
— Willie Anderson (@BigWillie7179) December 2, 2018
It says a great deal (none good) that Twitter verified a fake account. https://t.co/LNSt8L9bkb
— Cap Space=$708,618 (@patscap) December 4, 2018
So if you have a Twitter account, do NOT follow the impostor Corey Dillon.
Thanks I appreciate that!
— James White (@SweetFeet_White) December 4, 2018
Take a bow twitter land! https://t.co/XfnuhGduRG
— Willie Anderson (@BigWillie7179) December 4, 2018
UPDATE: The fake account is back active as of Tuesday afternoon and still has a verified checkmark.
Posted Under: Patriots News
Tags: Corey Dillon James White Martellus Bennett Tedy Bruschi